Ancestress, 3ème single de Fossora

Après Atopos et Ovule, Björk dévoile un 3e extrait de Fossora attendu dans huit jours. Ancestress est, avec Sorrowful Soil, l’une des deux chansons de l’album dédiée à sa défunte mère.

Le clip qui met en scène une procession mortuaire païenne a été tourné en Islande « en famille » avec Andrew Thomas Huang à la réalisation, James Merry pour la création des masques, Erna Ómarsdóttir à la chorégraphie et les chœurs ont été arrangés / interprétés par son fils Sindri Eldon.

Ancestress est une lettre adressée à sa mère, son histoire vue par sa fille. Les paroles sont dans l’ordre chronologique, le premier couplet est l’enfance de Björk (when i was a girl she sang for me / in falsetto, lullabies with sincerity / i thank her for her integrity) et ainsi de suite.

on my new album , fossora , i wrote 2 songs to my mother . this one , ancestress , is written just after her wordly funeral and is probably a common musician´s reaction ,
the impulse of making your version of the story , later .
this song is a letter to my mother , her story seen from my point of view
it is written in chronological order , the first verse is my childhood and so on
only recently did i discover that this song is probably somehow inspired by an icelandic song "grafskrift"
which is somehow a very direct and patriarchial account of someones life
i probably wanted to approach this in a more feminine way
her biological and emotional story
not her professions , partners or dates of birth and death
i am very grateful to my son , sindri eldon , to arrange and sing vocals for the verses
as he has a delicious voice and was very close to her .
for 20 years i have not been able to attend funerals as something in them rubbed me the wrong way .
possibly a big part of it is after having lived a life of thousand concerts , i probably have too strong ideas on how a ritual should be ,
what kinda sound , musical structure , words and it took me all this time to discover that for me all funerals should be outside .
probably what was offending me most was how can one set off the spirit in such a claustrophobic environment as a church ?
when the soul sets off , it needs to be outside so there is room for how enormous it becomes when it merges with the elements
warmth

björk

Plus d’infos sur la page spéciale sur fossora.com.

Lors du lancement de ce 3e et nouveau titre, Björk a donné une interview à la radio BBC6 avec Mary Anne Hobbs. Le replay est en écoute ici.

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22 septembre 2022

mis à jour le 22 septembre 2022